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      > Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 10:41:06 -0700 (PDT)
      > Subject: Berkeley Catholic Worker: Employment Opportunity
      > From: "Jill Theresa Messing" <jmessing@...>
      > To: jmessing@...
      > Dear Catholic Worker Community,
      > The Berkeley (California) Catholic Worker, Dorothy Day House, is looking
      > for someone to oversee operations. As we do not have a worker-house, a
      > small salary is provided for living expenses.
      > We serve meals in downtown Berkeley six days per week, and run a shelter
      > for the homeless during the winter months. The current director (me!) is
      > a PhD student in social welfare at Berkeley. I will be graduating in May,
      > and am moving. I love my job, and hope to find someone who adheres to the
      > Catholic Worker philosophy to take over for me.
      > Please distribute the following information, or the attached flyer, widely.
      > Thank you!
      > A small Catholic Worker in Berkeley, CA is looking for a Director to
      > oversee operations. We serve meals in downtown Berkeley six days per
      > week, and run a shelter for the homeless during the winter months.
      > This is a half-time position (15-20 hours per week) and pays approximately
      > $15,000.00 per year, in order to cover living expenses as we do not have a
      > Worker-house. Most work can be done from home, but you must be available
      > in the mornings (5:00am – 10:00am) and spend approximately 1 hour per day,
      > 4-5 times per week (8:00am-9:00am) serving meals to the homeless in
      > Berkeley.
      > Qualities needed: Strong leadership and organizational skills and a desire
      > to work among the poverty stricken, are necessary qualities. Preferred
      > qualities include: experience in the administration of social services
      > and/or non-profit organizations, social work/social service background,
      > food service background. This position reports to the Board of Directors.
      > Duties include:
      > Management: Oversight of personnel, volunteers, interns, grant writing &
      > donor development.
      > Administration: Keep records for the organization (including statistics on
      > clients), Create Agenda for board meetings, reporting, uphold contracts &
      > licensing agreements, monitor correspondence (within the agency & outside
      > the organization).
      > Financial: Write paychecks (during the winter), Communicate/ work with the
      > Treasurer to oversee finances of the Organization, Responsible for any
      > large purchases that DDH must make.
      > “Dorothy Day House is dedicated to fostering community by providing a
      > caring presence and sustenance to the poor among us.”
      > While Dorothy Day House has it roots in Berkeley’s Catholic Worker
      > community, we are currently a multi-denominational organization, welcoming
      > volunteers of all beliefs.
      > Dorothy Day House started out in the early 1980s as an informal group of
      > parishioners from North Berkeley’s St. Mary Magdalene Church who
      > distributed sandwiches a few times a week at Peoples’ Park. This project
      > grew and, by the early 1990s, we began serving daily breakfast to Berkeley
      > Men’s Shelter guests and to any and all in need at Peoples’ Park. In the
      > mid-1990s, municipal funding allowed us to move indoors to serve
      > breakfast. In the late 1990s, we began recruiting community groups to
      > prepare dinners for the Berkeley Men’s Shelter as well.
      > In 2003, we began hosting the Berkeley Emergency Storm Shelter at St.
      > Mark’s Episcopal Church. During the worst of the winter storms, a
      > dedicated team of staff and volunteers welcomes up to 70 people each night
      > who have not been able to get into other emergency shelters.
      > Questions? CONTACT: Jill Messing at (510) 393-8015, jmessing@...

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